Monthly Archives: August 2014

Skirt, Flat Iron, Tri-tip Steaks and Grenache-Syrah Blends

A Vineyard on My Table #22 009

By Davies Wakefield Restaurants have been using these unusual cuts of beef for quite a few years.  I remember the first time I had Bifteck pommes frites at Le Bastille in Chicago with my wife and about 15 friends after attending a Cub’s game.  I couldn’t figure out what the cut of meat was by the appearance.  What I now ... Read More »

“Boys and Grills”


By Dobie Maxwell I’m very blessed in my life to have a much larger than average group of wonderful people I am proud to call my friends. As a traveling entertainer, I’ve had the opportunity to cross paths with a wide range of interesting characters of every imaginable variety from one coast of this country to the other. I might ... Read More »

Get Ready to Get Up and Get Out


BY JOSEPH FERLO Seems like a lot is happening this first week of August, so as you get your issue of SCENE hot off the press, get ready to get up and get out! Three different and fun shows have their closing weekends, during the opening days of August. Working my way down the valley, we start with Appleton’s Attic ... Read More »

Community Forum: August 2014


City of Oshkosh Seeks Input on Riverfront Development The City of Oshkosh’s Community Development Department is seeking input from riverfront users including residents, neighbors, businesses, recreation enthusiasts, and the realty/development community through a new visioning initiative called “Let’s be Pioneers!”  This effort is meant to assist in the initial stages of preparing a cohesive riverfront master plan and development strategy.  ... Read More »



BY BARBARA LUKAS I had never thought much about legs in general or my own in particular, until one morning at the Aquatic center as I was doing some lower back stretching and strengthening exercises I looked down and there they were, two sturdy but under-appreciated appendages, the bits between feet and hips that have propelled me the hundreds of ... Read More »

Early era of the National Football League


By Paul Frazer It’s rather a funny misnomer, calling an upstart professional league in its formative years stable, because without exception there has been little stability in the new leagues. The National Football League, (NFL) was no different; everything was done on the fly, schedules, rosters, budgets, and promotional situations. Major League Baseball (MLB) had just emerged from its own ... Read More »

Fondy Sports Park – Family Fun Before School Begins


By Dorothy Bliskey At least a dozen outdoor activities for kids and adults can be enjoyed at the 36-acre fun-filled sports complex in Fond du Lac known as the Fondy Sports Park (formerly called the Fondy Sports Complex).  It’s stocked with an array of outdoor action for kids – and it’s the place to head before school starts. Picture Dad ... Read More »

Shim Sham Shimmy! Find Your Rhythm at Point Tap Festival 2014

The Point Tap Festival 2013 faculty included (from left) Lynn Schwab, Mark Yonally, Jeannie Hill, Mark Goodman, and Thelma Goldberg. Photo by Bob Rosen.

By Merry Dudley If your favorite actors include the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, then grab your dancing shoes and head to Stevens Point for the Point Tap Festival this August. I recently had the chance to talk to Jeannie Hill, the director of the program (and an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point), ... Read More »

A Passion for Photography


By Merry Dudley What is it about photographing old cars? David Judd can tell you. “Even as a young pup I found old cars interesting, even old abandoned vehicles,” Judd said. “I fell in love with the hot rod culture and the people who build them.” Judd is now living his dream, combining his passion for photography and his love ... Read More »

The 42 Gospels


By Tony Palmeri The New York Yankees’ Mariano Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher in the history of American major league baseball, retired at the end of the 2013 season. When major league baseball retired Jackie Robinson’s #42 in 1997, players wearing the number at that time were given the option of keeping it until they left the game. Rivera retired ... Read More »

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